Performance Venues

Tempe Center for the Arts 

Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble performs at the Tempe Center for the Arts

The Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA), is one of the finest venues in Arizona. Plenty of free parking is available onsite to serve the center. The Mill Avenue/Third Street Metro Light Rail stop is less than a mile away. Bus Route 48 serves the TCA from the downtown Transit Center, as well as the Light Rail stop.

The TCA is located on the southwest end of Tempe Town Lake and resides in a beautifully appointed 17-acre lakeside art park developed by Design Workshop, a Tempe landscape architecture firm.

The strikingly magnificent TCA, Designed by Tempe-based Architekton and award-winning Barton Myers Associates of Los Angeles, houses a state-of-the-art, 600-seat proscenium theater, a 200-seat studio theater and a 3,500 square-foot gallery. The finely appointed Lakeside overlooks Town Lake, with views of the Papago and Camelback mountains, and is available for meetings, banquets and special events.


Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble performs at the Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center

The Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center began as a movie theater, the old Harkins Fiesta 5, which was opened in 1979. MCC purchased the building, as well as the adjacent Fuddruckers, in 2009. Construction began on the Performing Arts Center as part of an effort to expand the MCC performing arts programs and revitalize the Mesa area. Elements of the old building, the Fiesta 5 sign and red seats from the original theater, were incorporated into the new building as an artistic reminder of the origins of the building.

The new Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose facility designed to accommodate the wide range of music, dance and theatre programs. The large theatre where we will be performing seats 462 audience members.

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